Originally Posted by Joe Dillard
I have done several XJ shaft shortening mods for use in a YJ. I like to do them so that there's ~1" of compression left when the Jeep sits statically with the weight on it and the pinion is dialed correctly.
I was wondering how other people did it, I did 1 1/2" of compression left so it had the same amount compressed as extended. I really had no idea what was correct tho. I haven't had ne issues with it yet . I have another one I'm going to weld up for my spare so I guess ill do it at 1" compressed n so how it works. Never hurts to ask I guess, like the OP.